Who should buy the Inov-8 Roclite 280

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Inov-8 Roclite 280 front

Maximum grip on the outsole

The outsole of the Roclite 280 uses the sticky rubber material that delivers maximum grip on wet conditions and added durability on high wear areas for more improved performance.

Inov-8 Roclite 280 outsole

The lugged pattern in the sole delivers a reliable grip on varied terrain.

Encourages natural forefoot flex

The Meta-Flex groove strategically located in the forefoot encourages natural forefoot flex for a more comfortable toe-off.

Inov-8 Roclite 280 forefoot outsole

Inov-8’s 3 Arrow Shock-Zone

Aside from the standard injected EVA foam that delivers moderate cushioning and flexibility, the shoe uses 3 Arrow Shoc-Zone cushioning that delivers maximum underfoot protection. It gives comfort and protection for long-distance runs.

Inov-8 Roclite 280 mid

Effortless motions

The dynamic Fascia Band from the heel to the forefoot is designed for efficient energy release. It acts as a rigid lever arm for a more powerful step and for runners to propel without giving too much effort.

Inov-8 Roclite 280 heel to forefoot

The Meta-Shank from the midfoot to the forefoot is tailored for added flexibility and impact protection.

Debris-free running with Roclite 280

The upper features a synthetic mesh cover that delivers breathable and lightweight coverage. It also features the TPU lacing system that gives added support and a secure fit while running. 

Inov-8 Roclite 280 upper 

Lastly, it comes with gaiter pockets that prevent debris from entering the shoe.

Inov-8 Roclite 280 gaitor pockets

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: Men 9.9oz / Women 9.3oz
Drop: 9mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 16mm
Heel height: 25mm

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